What is bullying?
At Blackhall Primary we think it is important children understand what bullying is when a person is hurtful or unkind to someone else, on purpose and more than once. Bullying can be done by one person or by a group of people and can be towards one person or a group of people. A useful way to remember bullying is:
Types of bullying:
- Emotional- being unfriendly, excluding tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures)
- Physical- pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence
- Verbal- name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing
- Cyber- all areas of internet, i.e. email, internet chat room misuse. Mobile threats by text messaging and calls. Misuse of associated technology, i.e. camera and video facilities
Anti-bullying week in November
Every year we celebrate anti-bullying week. This year our Pupil Leadership Team wrote a new Anti Bullying policy and each class completed work based on the theme of ‘Reach Out’.
Children’s Statement on Bullying
For more information on this please view our Behaviour Policy and Online Safety Policy located in our School Policies section. If you have any concerns about a child, please contact a member of staff.